Kappa Volantis

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κ Volantis
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Location of κ Volantis.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Volans
Right ascension 08h 19m 49.0s
Declination −71° 30' 54"
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.33 + 5.63 + 8.5
Distance 393 ± 22 ly
(120 ± 7 pc)
Spectral type B9III-IV+A0IVMn
Other designations
HR 3301 + HR 3302, HD 71046 + HD 71066, CP-71°677 + CP-71°678, HIP 40817 + HIP 40834, SAO 256497 + SAO 256499, GC 11421 + GC 11430, CCDM 08199-7130

Kappa Volantis (κ Vol, κ Volantis) is a triple star system in the constellation Volans. It is approximately 393 light years from Earth.

The brightest component, κ¹ Volantis, is a blue-white B-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.33. Separated from κ¹ by 65 arcseconds, κ² Volantis is a white A-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +5.63. The system's third component, κ Volantis C, is a magnitude +8.5 star 37.7 arcseconds away from κ².